Dropbox v iCloud which is better which is easier to use/more secure/useable/etc

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  1. Edukate

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    Tired of remembering passwords/logins etc and have just downloaded 1Password 4 on ipad and iphone first hurdle is selecting icloud or Dropbox to sync with? Need pros and cons - Im a newbie so keep it simple! First question/doubts i have re this selection is: i manually sync both devices to my PC will i still be able to do that no matter which one i chose to select? (yes that much of a newbie!!) My near future does include iMac thanks for all help:)
     
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    If all your devices and computers are Apple, then the iCloud syncing is a good option. It's marginally more secure than DropBox due to the files being stored on the less visible to the public iCloud servers.

    If you use devices and computers from multiple platforms, and/or would like to be able to access your 1Password database via a web browser, the DropBox options is better, more flexible. The difference in security is trivial, since the file and transfer methods use some of the most advanced encryption available.

    Put it this way. With iCloud it is slightly more difficult to get ahold of the file that you would need a supper computer and dozens of years to decrypt.

    Be sure to pick a good master password. This is your weakest link. If someone gets that it doesn't matter much which service you use.

    And, you can always change your mind latter. It's not terribly difficult to switch the syncing methods; though you have to do it on each and every device.
     
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    BTW, I love 1Password. Good on iOS. Fantastic on a computer.
     
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    Lol my first post at this site is answered by a 'sand-groper' ! love it - I'm an Auz too from Perth. Thanks for info I had done some reading and researching online but really wanted input from those who really understand and use IPads
     
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    Actually my Walla Walla is in the U.S.A., Washington State; though you are not the first person to mistake it for it's name-sharer in Australia.

    If I ever get a chance to travel down under again I'll have to make a point of visiting.

    You're welcome anyway. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Yes I was one of those who mistook Walla Walla for being Aussie also! Didn't help that it was in WA too!
    Anyway hi from Brisbane and yes the Aussie one! ;)

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
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    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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    Hey, I feel like I should crack open a tinny now to celebrate new friends and new knowledge - thanks everso for yr notes I'm heading
    Straight to download the App.
    I kinda knew I'd found the right place to find answers to 'stupid' questions - Apple IPad users are always so friendly and helpful
     
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    You're welcome.

    This is a great forum. I'm sure you'll enjoy and learn a lot here. I sure do.
     
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    Digital signatures what's the most secure way to create and use one for forms being sent via iPad
     
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    No idea.

    You'd probably be better off creating a new thread for this, since it's a new question/topic.
     

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